• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • acetol a trade name used at different times to represent different substances, as hydroxyacetone, acetylsalicylic acid, acetal, diethyl aldehyde, or cellulose acetate.
    • acetol Methyl ketol; also, any of various homologues of the same.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acetol A compound, CH3COCH2OH, having the official name 1-hydroxypropanone. It is a liquid which boils with decomposition at 147° C. Variously designated as acetylcarbinol, pyroracemic alcohol, hydroxyacetone, and acetone alcohol.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Acet,ic + -ol, as in alcohol,